This past weekend I decided to shake things up and change my hair color. I haven’t died my hair since high school, so I was a bit nervous and very excited. After a lot of time spent on Pinterest and chatting with my friends I was going with a golden/caramel balyage. I also took off about 4 inches, just to cut it. Its the same cut I always get though, long layers.
When I had my hair done, it first looked like this.
Now, I think this color is gorgeous, and you saw it in action if you saw my last video. It was just too light for me coming from my very dark natural hair color. So, I went back to the salon the next day and got it darkened. I ended up with this.
Above is me right now, and I have to say, I love the color. Its a bit lighter and more golden. Most importantly, its subtle, I guess I’m a very natural kind of girl when it comes to my hair color.
But here is what I really learned, a great stylist (which I have, her name is Leanna and she works at Salon Thalia, if you live in Philly you should give her a shot, she’s amazing) will want you to love your hair. I felt so bad going back to get my hair redone, but my stylist actually thanked me. The lesson here is to be open and honest with your stylist, even if your’e worried they might be offended. Be nice about it, truly, but tell them if you don’t like something.
I know there are differing opinions on going back to get hair redone, or telling a stylist you aren’t happy, so I wanted to share that I think the open and honest approach is the way to go. You have to live with your hair everyday, you should love it. If you have any hair stories or advice, please let me know below! I would love to hear about it.